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Cold in Gardez


Stories about ponies are stories about people.

Dec
20th
2023

The Dragon Game · 10:58pm Dec 20th, 2023

You know the one.


A sheaf of papers, prefaced with a short letter, all written in a sturdy, simple hand.

Abbot Stillwater,

When we parted ways, you asked me to record my wanderings, my friendships, my hard-won lessons and my failures. As you have already instructed me thoroughly on my failures, I have nothing else to report to that effect. To the other items, I am pleased to offer several instances of success.

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Aug
12th
2023

EFN Book Nook! · 4:35am Aug 12th, 2023

Hey folks! I should've done this days ago, apparently, but the awesome Twilight's Book Nook at Everfree Northwest has copies of Completely Safe Stories!

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Jul
21st
2023

A new project, and an explanation! · 4:43am Jul 21st, 2023

Hey folks,

Alternate title for this blog post: I'm Doing a Thing (and I'm looking for help)

I don't think anyone is surprised that my pony writing has been on a bit of a hiatus for a while, and my presence on this site is mostly to lurk-and-read rather than finish my long-delayed stories. What you might not know, though, is what I've been doing instead of pony writing.

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Sep
13th
2022

Short Story: The Sculpture · 2:11am Sep 13th, 2022

This is not a story about ponies. No ponies here! Go elsewhere for ponies.

But this is a story for a D&D adventure I am writing. And I suppose it's also a story about what it means to have purpose, where we get that purpose form, and what happens when that purpose vanishes. People things, in other words.


The flower turns its face to the sun.

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Jan
16th
2022

Against Literalism · 7:01pm Jan 16th, 2022

“I think I see it,” Rainbow Dash whispered. She squeezed as low to the rocks as she could and crawled forward over the tumbled-down ruins of the jungle temple. “It’s just up ahead, in the nave.”

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Dec
31st
2021

Who loves Sci-Fi (Spoiler: It's this guy) · 7:09pm Dec 31st, 2021

So, in the ten years I've been writing pony fan-fiction, I have had a persistent dilemma: I love sci-fi, but the MLP universe is intrinsically a fantasy setting. Many noble stories have bridged that gap, including some of my personal favorites (Kkat's Fallout, Iceman's Friendship is Optimal, and Arad's Stardust, as a small sampling). But except for a few scraps in my short story collections, I've never tried to write a true Science Fiction story myself.

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Dec
11th
2021

Some original fantasy writing · 4:59am Dec 11th, 2021

Normally when I write original fiction, it is strictly fiction – that is to say, not 'genre' fiction (i.e. science fiction, fantasy, etc). But I do love me some fantasy, so when the opportunity came to produce an original piece accompanying a favorite old game world of mine, I could barely pass up the chance. So if fantasy is your jam, you may enjoy this.

More pony stories to follow, I promise.


Meditation on Fire

Part 1: The Mage

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Nov
23rd
2021

Romance Novels · 1:47am Nov 23rd, 2021

“What if,” Spike said, “Ginger Gypsy hadn’t been afraid to confess her love? Would you still hate her so much?”

I frowned. “Hate is a strong word. I never said I hated her.”

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Nov
7th
2021

Back to a more normal posting schedule · 4:55pm Nov 7th, 2021

Hey folks,

I just published a pretty huge chapter in my favorite story, The World is Filled with Monsters. I have a good plan for the rest of the current act, and the rest of the story to follow.

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Sep
26th
2021

That drone strike in Afghanistan... · 5:14pm Sep 26th, 2021

After the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and in particular after the drone strike that killed an aid worker and several family members, a few people reached out to ask about I story I wrote several years ago for the Writeoff original fiction contest. It was, in fact, the first original fiction piece I'd written in years, and it dealt with the (fictional) aftermath of drone strike that went wrong. I had removed it from the Writeoff site, but since enough people have inquired about it, I've decided

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